Monodispersed Polydiacetylene-Polystyrene Composite Particles

Z. Wei, Hirohiko Miura, Akito Masuhara, Hitoshi Kasai, Shuji Okada, Hachiro Nakanishi

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Abstract

Polydiacetylene nanocrystals prepared by the reprecipitation method usually have non spherical shapes and a wide size distribution. It is difficult to arrange this nonlinear optical material into highly ordered photonic crystals by self-assembly. Enclosing of polydiacetylene nanocrystals in monodispersed polystyrene shells by seeded emulsion polymerization of styrene provided one solution to this problem. The polydiacetylene nanocrystals in thus prepared composite particles maintained their crystal structure and their optical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1213-L1215
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Volume42
Issue number10 A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 1

Keywords

  • Composite particle
  • Core shell
  • Emulsion polymerization
  • Nanocrystal
  • Photonic crystal
  • Polydiacetylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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